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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Science and Sustainability Our Island, Earth The Nature of Environmental Science The Nature of Science Sustainability and Our Future 2. Earth's Physical Systems Matter, Chemistry, and the Environment Energy: An Introduction Geology: The Physical Basis for Environmental Science Geologic and Natural Hazards 3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology Evolution: The Source of Earth's Biodiversity Ecology and the Organism Population Ecology Conserving Biodiversity 4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology Species Interactions Ecological Communities Earth's Biomes 5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology Earth's Environmental Systems Ecosystems Biogeochemical Cycles 6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development Culture, Worldview, and the Environment Environmental Ethics Economics and the Environment Sustainable Development 7. Environmental Policy Environmental Policy: An Overview U.S. Environmental Law and Policy International Environmental Policy Approaches to Environmental Policy 8. Human Population Our World at Seven Billion Demography Population and Society 9. The Underpinnings of Agriculture The Changing Face of Agriculture Soil: A Foundation of Agriculture Water for Agriculture Nutrients for Plants Pollination Conserving Agricultural Resources 10. Making Agriculture Sustainable The Race to Feed the World Raising Animals for Food Preserving Crop Diversity and Pollinators Controlling Pests and Weeds Genetically Modified Food Organic Agriculture Sustainable Food Production 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Life's Diversity on Earth Benefits of Biodiversity Biodiversity Loss and Extinction Conservation Biology: The Search for Solutions 12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas Forest Ecosystems and Forest Resources Forest Loss Forest Management Parks and Protected Areas 13. The Urban Environment Our Urbanizing World Sprawl Creating Livable Cities Urban Sustainability 14. Environmental Health and Toxicology Environmental Health Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Organisms Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Ecosystems Studying Effects of Hazards Risk Assessment and Risk Management Philosophical and Policy Approaches 15. Freshwater Systems and Resources Freshwater Systems Solutions to Depletion of Fresh Water Freshwater Pollution and Its Control 16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources The Oceans Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Marine Pollution Emptying the Oceans Marine Conservation 17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control The Atmosphere Outdoor Air Quality Ozone Depletion and Recovery Addressing Acid Deposition Indoor Air Quality 18. Global Climate Change Our Dynamic Climate Studying Climate Change Current and Future Trends and Impacts Responding to Climate Change 19. Fossil Fuels Sources of Energy Fossil Fuels: Their Formation, Extraction, and Use Reaching Further for Fossil Fuels Addressing Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use Energy Efficiency and Conservation 20. Conventional Energy Alternatives Alternatives to Fossil Fuels Nuclear Power Bioenergy Hydroelectric Power 21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives "New" Renewable Energy Sources Solar Energy Wind Power Geothermal Energy Ocean Energy Sources Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 22. Managing Our Waste Approaches to Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Industrial Solid Waste Hazardous Waste 23. Minerals and Mining Earth's Mineral Resources Mining Methods and Their Impacts Toward Sustainable Mineral Use 24. Sustainable Solutions Sustainability on Campus Strategies for Sustainability Precious Time.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
For courses in introductory environmental science. Help Students Connect Current Environmental Issues to the Science Behind Them Environment: The Science behind the Stories is a best seller for the introductory environmental science course known for its student-friendly narrative style, its integration of real stories and case studies, and its presentation of the latest science and research. The 6th Edition features new opportunities to help students see connections between integrated case studies and the science in each chapter, and provides them with opportunities to apply the scientific process to environmental concerns. Also available with Mastering Environmental Science Mastering(TM) Environmental Science is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(TM) Environmental Science does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Environmental Science, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Environmental Science, search for: 0134145933 / 9780134145938 Environment: The Science behind the Stories Plus Mastering Environmental Science with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134204883 / 9780134204888 Environment: The Science behind the Stories *0134510194 / 9780134510194 Mastering Environmental Science with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environment: The Science behind the Stories.
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239 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue
  • Going to South Africa
  • Finding sediba
  • Finding naledi
  • Understanding naledi
  • Epilogue
  • Project participants, 2008-2015.
"This first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century. In 2013, Berger, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, caught wind of a cache of bones in a hard-to-reach underground cave in South Africa. He put out a call around the world for petite collaborators--men and women small and adventurous enough to be able to squeeze through 8-inch tunnels to reach a sunless cave 40 feet underground. With this team of "underground astronauts, " Berger made the discovery of a lifetime: hundreds of prehistoric bones, including entire skeletons of at least 15 individuals, all perhaps two million years old. Their features combined those of known prehominids like Lucy, the famous Australopithecus, with those more human than anything ever before seen in prehistoric remains. Berger's team had discovered an all new species, and they called it Homo naledi. The cave quickly proved to be the richest primitive hominid site ever discovered, full of implications that shake the very foundation of how we define what makes us human. Did this species come before, during, or after the emergence of Homo sapiens on our evolutionary tree? How did the cave come to contain nothing but the remains of these individuals? Did they bury their dead? If so, they must have had a level of self-knowledge, including an awareness of death. And yet those are the very characteristics used to define what makes us human. Did an equally advanced species inhabit Earth with us, or before us? Berger does not hesitate to address all these questions. Berger is a charming and controversial figure, and some colleagues question his interpretation of this and other finds. But in these pages, this charismatic and visionary paleontologist counters their arguments and tells his personal story: a rich and readable narrative about science, exploration, and what it means to be human"-- Provided by publisher.
"A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century. In 2013, Lee Berger, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, caught wind of a cache of bones in a hard-to-reach underground cave in South Africa. He put out a call around the world for petite collaborators--men and women small and adventurous enough to be able to squeeze through 8-inch tunnels to reach a sunless cave 40 feet underground. With this team of "underground astronauts, " Berger made the discovery of a lifetime: hundreds of prehistoric bones, including entire skeletons of at least 15 individuals, all perhaps two million years old. Their features combined those of known prehominids like Lucy, the famous Australopithecus, with those more human than anything ever before seen in prehistoric remains. Berger's team had discovered an all new species, and they called it Homo naledi. The cave quickly proved to be the richest primitive hominid site ever discovered, full of implications that shake the very foundation of how we define what makes us human. Did this species come before, during, or after the emergence of Homo sapiens on our evolutionary tree? How did the cave come to contain nothing but the remains of these individuals? Did they bury their dead? If so, they must have had a level of self-knowledge, including an awareness of death. And yet those are the very characteristics used to define what makes us human. Did an equally advanced species inhabit Earth with us, or before us? Berger does not hesitate to address all these questions"-- Provided by publisher.
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1 volume (various pagings) ; 25 cm
  • Preface / Foreword / Acknowledgement / Environmental Studies: A Multidisciplinary Approach / Environmental Communication and Public Awareness / Sustainable Development / Ecosystem / Natural Resources / Biodiversity and Conservation / Pollution / Global Environmental Issues: Climate Change / Environmental Policies and Practices / Human Pollution / Human Communities and Environment / Field Work / Bibliography / Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783322879 20170508
BASICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE is written to meet the needs of the students studying Environmental Science. The main emphasis of the book is on Sustainable Development which is the need of the hour for the world. The eco-friendly technologies necessary for maintaining a healthy environment are discussed with the primary objective to generate awareness about environmental issues amongst the student community and the general public. The responsibility of citizens towards the environment is highlighted by the tips titled "What Can A Common Citizen Do?" With the help of the latest information and interesting case studies, the book gives a holistic account of different aspects of Environmental Science.The contents of the book are as per the newly introduced Credit Based Choice System (CBCS), dealing with varied topics of current environmental issues of interest to a wide range of readers. It describes scientific information in a very simple manner, so that the non-science readers can easily relate to it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783322879 20170508
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viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
  • Approaching Critical Northern Issues Critically / Sarah Jaquette Ray and Kevin Maier
  • Whose Arctic? Who Cares? : Place, Responsibility, and Elegiac Purpose in the Eskimo Curlew Extinction Narrative / Elspeth Tulloch
  • Raven's World : Eco-elegy and Beyond in a Changing North / Will Elliott
  • "The Bear Who Began It" and the Metaphorics of Climate Change / Allison Athens
  • Indigeneity and Ecology in I'upiat and Faroese Whaling / Russell Fielding
  • Saving Polar Bears and Other Objects / Kurtis Boyer
  • Bare Life and Bear Love : Masculinity, Capital and Arctic Animals in the Nineteenth-Century North / John Miller
  • Northern Relations : Colonial Whaling, Climate Change, and the Inception of a Collective Identity in Northern Alaska and the Northern Atlantic / Chie Sakakibara
  • Landscapes on Hold : The Norwegian and Russian Barents Sea Coast in the New North / Peter Hemmersen and Janike Kampevold
  • Knowing Land, Quantifying Nature : Assessing Environmental Impacts in the Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories / Carly Dokis
  • Writing in the Anthropocene from the Global North to the Global South : Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Richard Power's The Echo Maker / Kyndra Turner
  • Surveillance and the Self : Two Sami Filmmakers Explore Indigenous and Personal Sovereignty Crossing Sami Borderlands / Cheryl Fish
  • Arctic Exposure : Nature, Race, and Regional Representation in Hollywood Film / Susan Kollin
  • Understanding Landscape Change Using Oral Histories and Tlingit Place Names / Dan Monteith
  • Prospecting for Buried Narratives in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve / Margot Higgins.
For millennia, "the North" has held a powerful sway in Western culture. Long seen through contradictions empty of life yet full of promise, populated by indigenous communities yet ripe for conquest, pristine yet marked by a long human history it has moved to the foreground of contemporary life as the most dramatic stage for the reality of climate change. This book brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to ask key questions about the North and how we've conceived it and how conceiving of it in those terms has caused us to fail the region's human and nonhuman life. Engaging questions of space, place, indigeneity, identity, nature, the environment, justice, narrative, history, and more, it offers a crucial starting point for an essential rethinking of both the idea and the reality of the North.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781602233195 20170621
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xiv, 386 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
  • Part I. Ideas
  • Part II. Environmentalism and environmental movements
  • Part III. Population and consumption
  • Part IV. Public goods and collective action
  • Parv V. Values and justice
  • Part VI. Environmental controversies.
Environment and Society connects the core themes of environmental studies to the urgent issues and debates of the twenty-first century. In an era marked by climate change, rapid urbanization, and resource scarcity, environmental studies has emerged as a crucial arena of study. Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships between human population, economic growth and stresses on the planet's natural resources; debates about the relative effects of collective and individual action; and unequal distribution of the social costs of environmental degradation. Organized around key themes, with each section featuring questions for debate and suggestions for further reading, the book introduces students to the history of environmental studies, and demonstrates how the field's interdisciplinary approach uniquely engages the essential issues of the present. Instructor's Guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479894918 20170313
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ix, 323 pages ; 25 cm
The book introduces frequently-used mathematical methods, such as time series analysis, statistical methods, approximations, and optimization in analyzing environmental data and demonstrates their application in various case studies. Designed as a practical guide, it suits mathematicians who try to find the way into environmental science, and environmental scientists who struggle to conduct data analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110430011 20170313
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE 1. Science and the Environment 2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 3. Basic Needs of Living Things 4. Populations and Communities 5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance 6. Wild Species and Biodiversity 7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES 8. The Human Population 9. Population and Development 10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use 11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems 12. The Production and Distribution of Food 13. Pests and Pest Control IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY 14. Energy from Fossil Fuels 15. Nuclear Power 16. Renewable Energy V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION 17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health 18. Global Climate Change 19. Atmospheric Pollution 20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention 21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery 22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles Appendix A Environmental Organizations Appendix B Units of Measure Appendix C Units of Measure Credits Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134011271 20160704
For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology. Equipping Learners to Understand the Roles of Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship The Thirteenth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the reader-friendly approach with built-in tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller. Presenting the most current and relevant Environmental Science issues and research along with new Concept Check questions and Understand the Data questions, the text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to help readers understand the science behind environmental issues. Also available with MasteringEnvironmentalScience(TM). MasteringEnvironmentalScience is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. For the Thirteenth Edition, MasteringEnvironmentalScience has been significantly updated to include new video assignments that expose students to real environmental issues and new coaching activities that help students build science literacy skills. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringEnvironmentalScience does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringEnvironmentalScience, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience, search for: 013394591X / 9780133945911 Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future Plus MasteringEnvironmentalScience with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134011279 / 978013401127 Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future*0134245601 / 9780134245607 MasteringEnvironmentalScience with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future.
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ix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 How Teeth Work 5 2 How Teeth Are Used 34 3 Out of the Garden 60 4 Our Changing World 87 5 Foodprints 110 6 What Made Us Human 140 7 The Neolithic Revolution 169 8 Victims of Our Own Success 198 Notes 209 Index 229.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691160535 20170612
What teeth can teach us about the evolution of the human species Whether we realize it or not, we carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared to those of our ancestors to teach us how we became human. In Evolution's Bite, noted paleoanthropologist Peter Ungar brings together for the first time cutting-edge advances in understanding human evolution and climate change with new approaches to uncovering dietary clues from fossil teeth to present a remarkable investigation into the ways that teeth--their shape, chemistry, and wear--reveal how we came to be. Ungar describes how a tooth's "foodprints"--distinctive patterns of microscopic wear and tear--provide telltale details about what an animal actually ate in the past. These clues, combined with groundbreaking research in paleoclimatology, demonstrate how a changing climate altered the food options available to our ancestors, what Ungar calls the biospheric buffet. When diets change, species change, and Ungar traces how diet and an unpredictable climate determined who among our ancestors was winnowed out and who survived, as well as why we transitioned from the role of forager to farmer. By sifting through the evidence--and the scars on our teeth--Ungar makes the important case for what might or might not be the most natural diet for humans. Traveling the four corners of the globe and combining scientific breakthroughs with vivid narrative, Evolution's Bite presents a unique dental perspective on our astonishing human development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691160535 20170612
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1 online resource ( xiii, 522 pages) :
  • Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 - Theory and Applied Theory Chapter 1 - General Moral Theories Utilitarianism Kantian Deontology Virtue Ethics Value Chapter 2 - Applications and Approaches to Environmental Ethics Applied Ethics Anthropocentric Environmental Ethics Biocentrism vs. Ecocentrism Deep Ecology Social Ecology Ecofeminism Leopold's Land Ethic Extensions of Utilitarianism Extensions of Deontology Extensions of Virtue Ethics Part 2 - The Cases Chapter 3 - What is Natural? Does it Matter? Chapter 4 - Business Vs. Environmental Protection Chapter 5 - The Environment, Global Challenges, and Global Economies Chapter 6 - The Greening of Institutions Chapter 7 - Recreation and Environmental Ethics Chapter 8 - Environmental Reform and Unintended Consequences Chapter 9 - Relations between Human and Non-Human Animals Chapter 10 - Think Globally, Act Locally Chapter 11 - Are These Really Environmental Problems? Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339972 20170502
In The Global and the Local: An Environmental Ethics Casebook, Dale Murray presents fifty-one actual, unique, and compelling case studies. The book covers a wide variety of environmental topics from those as global as overfishing, climate change, ocean acidification, and e-waste, to those topics as local as whether we should place salt on the driveway during winter, construct rain gardens, or believe we have a duty to hunt. The book also features an easy to read, yet rigorous introductory section exposing readers to ethical theories and approaches to environmental ethics. By interweaving these theoretical considerations into long and short case studies, Murray illuminates a comprehensive range of the most pressing environmental issues facing our biosphere both today and in the future. This book is also available in paperback.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339972 20170502
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xxii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Mourning the loss of wild soundscapes : a rationale for context when experiencing natural sound / Bernie Krause
  • Environmental mourning and the religious imagination / Nancy Menning
  • Mourning ourselves and/as our relatives : environment as kinship / Sebastian F. Braun
  • In the absence of sparrows / Helen Whale and Franklin Ginn
  • Where have all the Boronia gone? A posthumanist model of environmental mourning / John Charles Ryan
  • Losing my place : landscapes of depression / Catriona Sandilands
  • Climate change as the work of mourning / Ashlee Cunsolo
  • Auguries of elegy : the art and ethics of ecological grieving / Jessica Marion Barr
  • Making loss the centre : podcasting our environmental grief / Andrew Mark and Amanda Di Battista
  • Emotional solidarity : ecological emotional outlaws mourning environmental loss and empowering positive change / Lisa Kretz
  • Solastalgia and the new mourning / Glenn Albrecht.
We are facing unprecedented environmental challenges, including global climate change, large-scale industrial development, rapidly increasing species extinction, ocean acidification, and deforestation - challenges that require new vocabularies and new ways to express grief and sorrow over the disappearance, degradation, and loss of nature. Seeking to redress the silence around ecologically based anxiety in academic and public domains, and to extend the concepts of sadness, anger, and loss, Mourning Nature creates a lexicon for the recognition and expression of emotions related to environmental degradation. Exploring the ways in which grief is experienced in numerous contexts, this groundbreaking collection draws on classical, philosophical, artistic, and poetic elements to explain environmental melancholia. Understanding that it is not just how we mourn but what we mourn that defines us, the authors introduce new perspectives on conservation, sustainability, and our relationships with nature. An ecological elegy for a time of climatic and environmental upheaval, Mourning Nature challenges readers to turn devastating events into an opportunity for positive change. Contributors include Glenn Albrecht (Murdoch University, retired); Jessica Marion Barr (Trent University); Sebastian Braun (University of North Dakota); Ashlee Cunsolo (Labrador Institute of Memorial University); Amanda Di Battista (York University); Franklin Ginn (University of Edinburgh); Bernie Krause (soundscape ecologist, author, and independent scholar); Lisa Kretz (University of Evansville); Karen Landman (University of Guelph); Patrick Lane (Poet); Andrew Mark (independent scholar); Nancy Menning (Ithaca College); John Charles Ryan (University of New England); Catriona Sandilands (York University); and Helen Whale (independent scholar).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773549340 20170626
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vii, 223 pages ; 23 cm
  • Ways of knowing and relational knowledge / Marcela Brugnach and Helen Ingram
  • Understanding positions on hydraulic fracturing : the entangled mix of expertise, values, and group affiliation / Christopher M. Weible and Tanya Heikkila
  • Science and salmon recovery / Robert T. Lackey
  • The science and politics of forest management : President Clinton's Northwest forest plan / Matthew S. Carroll and Steven E. Daniels
  • Citizens and scientists in health-care and environmental policy : differing levels of citizen engagement in expert decision-making / Ann C. Keller
  • An experiment in post-normal science : building a knowledge-to-action network in Idaho / Denise Lach
  • The role of place-based social learning / Daniel R. Williams
  • Changing expectations for science and scientists in marine and terrestrial management and policy possibilities and best practices / Brent S. Steel and Denise Lach
  • Collaborative governance, science, and policy outcomes / Edward P. Weber and Anna P. Stevenson
  • Wicked-problem settings : a new and expanded social contract for scientists and policy implementation? / Edward P. Weber, Denise Lach, and Brent S. Steel.
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ix, 574 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The discoveries of the last decade have brought about a completely revised understanding of human evolution, due to the recent advances in genetics, palaeontology, ecology, archaeology, geography, and climate science. Written by two leading authorities in the fields of physical anthropology and molecular evolution, Processes in Human Evolution presents a reconsidered overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from a range of inter-disciplinary fields. The authors pay particular attention to population migrations, since these are crucial in understanding the origin and dispersion of the different genera and species in each continent, and to the emergence of the lithic cultures and their impact on the evolution of the cognitive capacities. Processes in Human Evolution is intended as a primary textbook for university courses on human evolution, and may also be used as supplementary reading in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. It is also suitable for interested lay-readers seeking a readable but up-to-date and inclusive treatment of human origins and evolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198739906 20170621
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147 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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xxiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Individuals, Societies, and Pragmatic Environmentalism Part I : Living in a Material World 2. Greenhouse Gases: Warmer Isn't Better 3. Waste: Our Sinks Are Almost Sunk 4. Biodiversity: Society Wouldn't Exist Without It 5. Water: There's No Substitute Part II: At the Intersection of Ecology and Society 6. Population: A Problem of Quantity or Quality? 7. Transportation: Beyond Air Pollution 8. Food: From Farm to Fork 9. Energy Production: Our Sun-ny Prospects Part III: Organizing a Sustainable Society 10. Political Economy: Making Markets Fair and Sustainable 11. Governance: Biases and Blind Spots 12. Inequality and Growth: Prosperity for All Part IV: Shifting the Focus to Results 13. From Our Beliefs to Our Behaviors: Pragmatic Environmentalism in Action Glossary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813350004 20160830
Society and the Environment examines today's environmental controversies within a socio-organizational context. After outlining the contours of "pragmatic environmentalism, " Carolan considers the pressures that exist where ecology and society collide, such as population growth and its associated increased demands for food and energy. He also investigates how various ecological issues, such as climate change, are affecting our very own personal health. Finally, he drills into the social/structural dynamics--including political economy and the international legal system--that create ongoing momentum for environmental ills. This interdisciplinary text features a three-part structure in each chapter that covers "fast facts" about the issue at hand, examines its wide-ranging implications, and offers balanced consideration of possible real-world solutions. New to this edition are "Movement Matters" boxes, which showcase grassroots movements that have affected legislation. Discussion questions and key terms enhance the text's usefulness, making Society and the Environment the perfect learning tool for courses on environmental sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813350004 20160830
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184 pages ; 24 cm
  • The education of an animist
  • Wonder wandering
  • Learning from the animals
  • Vanishing Edens.
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xxvii, 466 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
The serious degradation of the vast peatlands of Indonesia since the 1990s is the proximate cause of the haze that endangers public health in Indonesian Sumatra and Borneo, and also in neighbouring Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Moreover peatlands that have been drained and cleared for plantations are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This new book explains the degradation of peat soils and outlines a potential course of action to deal with the catastrophe looming over the region. Concerted action will be required to reduce peatland fires, and a successful policy needs to enhance social welfare and economic survival, support natural conservation and provide a return on investment if there is to be a sustainable society in the peatlands. This book argues that regeneration is possible through a new policy of people's forestry that includes reforestation and rewetting peat soils. The data come from a major long-term research effort-the humanosphere project-that coordinates work done by researchers from the physical, natural and human or social sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814722094 20161124
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4 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • volume 1. Origins, approaches, and principles
  • volume 2. Media and environmental journalism
  • volume 3. Environmental risk and climate change communication
  • volume 4. Environmental publics: citizens, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.
Environmental communication is a rapidly expanding field of study, encompassing a wide range of topics such as social-discursive constructions of "nature, " journalism and media coverage of the environment, climate change communication, analyses of environmental rhetoric, public participation in environmental decisions and environmental risk communication to name but a few. This Major Work draws on a wide and varied range of sources to construct a comprehensive overview of the key issues in this fast-developing and highly topical area of research. Volume One: Origins, Approaches and Principles Volume Two: Media and Environmental Journalism Volume Three: Environmental Risk and Climate Change Communication Volume Four: Environmental Publics: Citizens, Corporations and Non-Governmental Organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473902527 20160619
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xvii, 445 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • PART ONE: MORAL STANDING-- PART TWO: CHALLENGES AND NEW DIRECTIONS-- PART THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199014491 20170515
Environmental Ethics for Canadians is a comprehensive introduction to the core ethical questions shaping contemporary environmental debates. A hybrid textbook and reader, this text combines classic essays with contemporary selections and case studies designed for students to fully engage with current issues in environmental ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199014491 20170515
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xx, 492 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • Chapter 1 Environmental Interrelationships Chapter 2 Environmental Ethics Chapter 3 Risk, Economics, and Environmental Concerns Chapter 4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment Chapter 5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms Chapter 6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities Chapter 7 Populations: Characteristics and Issues Chapter 8 Energy and Civilization: Patterns of Consumption Chapter 9 Nonrenewable Energy Sources Chapter 10 Renewable Energy Sources Chapter 11 Biodiversity Issues Chapter 12 Land-Use Planning Chapter 13 Soil and Its Uses Chapter 14 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management Chapter 15 Water Management Chapter 16 Air Quality Issues Chapter 17 Climate Change: A Twenty-first Century Issue Chapter 18 Solid Waste Management and Disposal Chapter 19 Environmental Regulations: Hazardous Substances and Wastes Chapter 20 Environmental Policy and Decision Making.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073532554 20170206
This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of "interrelationships" by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073532554 20170206
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ii, 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Equip your learners with the skills central to success. Enabling you to build, extend and perfect the skills crucial to achievement, this text strengthens performance in all areas of assessment. With a focus on practical work that accessibly connects material to real, global issues, it develops a thorough foundation of skills that drive performance. - Refine and progress the skills central to bassessment success - Deconstruct the Internal Assessment and build the knowledge and skills key to achievement - Navigate and understand the practical scheme of work - Equip learners with key skills needed for higher education - Accessibly engage students withbpractical work they can relate to the world around them - Focused support for the written exam, including strategies from subject specialists build exam confidence - Matched to the most recent syllabus for first assessment 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198366690 20170306
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